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Mister Spock’s “Jeppesen CSG-1 Pocket Flight Computer”

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One of those obscure props that shows up from time to time in Star Trek is what’s called an “E-6B Flight Computer.” Probably the best shot of this prop is from “The Naked Time” (where Mr. Spock uses the device to somehow help him calculate some of the details of the breakup of the planet Psi 2000): Its actual first appearance is in “The Corbomite Maneuver” where it can be seen lying on the table next to Mr.

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#7 Prop: “Task Monitors”

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Periodically, we see a small portable device about the size of a telephone answering machine that is seen sitting on a tabletop or is sometimes being carried around by crewmembers.  This device is so non-descript, it’s never been given a name – not even in non-dialog script commentary.  Star Trek prop aficionados have been calling these things “Task Monitors” which seems an innocuous enough term.

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